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Leeds pioneer champion of the vulnerable wins prestigious legal award

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Leeds law firm Minton Morrill are celebrating last night’s win by Dr Keith Lomax, one of its nationally recognised lawyers, who was awarded ‘Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year - Public Law’ by Baroness Doreen Lawrence at the prestigious awards ceremony in London.

This annual event, organised by the Legal Aid Practitioner's Group, recognises the often unsung work of Legal Aid Lawyers who champion the rights of some of the most vulnerable in society.

Dr Lomax’ work spans 25 years and is far reaching: from cases involving a prison death, to regulatory matters; from challenges to DBS certificates to challenges to local authorities with regard to their provision of services.  He is noted for his ability to quickly become expert in cutting edge areas of law if it enables him to pursue a new avenue of legal challenge. When the Human Rights Act came into effect in October 2000, Keith was one of the first solicitors to appreciate its importance and immediately began to use the new legislation to assist his clients.  He pursues challenges as far as the European Court of Human Rights which have brought about real, practical changes to UK law.

Director Julia Morrill said "We are delighted to see this well-deserved recognition for Keith Lomax’ commitment and determination on behalf of his clients".

Minton Morrill has been servicing the local and national community for over 30 years and is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession for its specialist work, having nationally-recognised experts in Public Law, Clinical Negligence, Housing, Inquests, Court of Protection, Crime and Actions against the Police.